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LAist Film Calendar: A Prophet Ran From The Evil Dead

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It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Photo courtesy of Rialto Pictures

A Prophet bridges insurmountable gaps: imprisonment and freedom, French and Arab, child and man. In its native France, the film was picked up like a Royale at the Louvre, sweeping the CÈsar Awards (the French Oscars) and scoring Cannes' coveted Grand Prix. It keeps building steam here too - continuing its limited release, and offering itself on the altar for Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards (the U.S. Oscars). Bait your breath, and then see if it wins at the Cinefamily's Awards Party, complete with theme cocktails and a rare presentation of TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards, coming all the way from 1976!

Speaking of the Academy, West Side Story swept the awards in 1962, and still sweeps anyone off their feet in 70mm. It's part of the "Larger Than Life" series at the Aero and Egyptian, accompanied by awards darling Titanic and critical darling 2001: A Space Odyssey. Equally adored (despite screening in a mere 35mm) is Akira Kurosawa's Ran, newly restored at the Nuart. Stay until midnight for the ultimate experience in grueling horror - the original Evil Dead, also newly restored. Although sadly, not part of any awards pools.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Adventures in Babysitting | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

All Week
The 2010 Animated Shorts (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The 2010 Live Action Shorts (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Girl on the Train (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Hurt Locker (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Korean Film Festival In Los Angeles (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Liverpool (2008) (Downtown Independent)
A Prophet (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Ran (1985) (Nuart Theatre)
The White Ribbon (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Thursday 3/4
2X2: Indy Documentary Night (w/ filmmakers Sammy Loren and Julia Reagan) (Echo Park Film Center)
Adventureland (2009) / Zombieland (2009) (New Beverly Cinema)
American Harmony (2009) (The Landmark)
The Ghost Writer (2010) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (Aero Theatre) (Larger Than Life: 70MM)
Mother (2009) (free event) (Melnitz Movies)
A Night with TVTV (w/ panel discussion) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (What's Up, Docs?)
Shutter Island (2010) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009) (Downtown Independent)

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Friday 3/5
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Aero Theatre) (Larger Than Life: 70MM)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) / TBA (New Beverly Cinema)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008) (midnight show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
British Television Advertising Awards (2009) (LACMA)
Damnation Alley (1977) / The Road Warrior (1981) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Post-Apocalypse Now!)
The Evil Dead (1981) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926) (Old Town Music Hall)
Liverpool (2008) (w/ director Lisandro Alonso at 8pm screening) (Downtown Independent)
Mommie Dearest (1981) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Oscar Nominated Shorts (Egyptian Theatre)
The Petrified Forest (1936) / Dead End (1937) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Here's Looking At You, Humphrey Bogart)
West Side Story (1961) (Egyptian Theatre) (Larger Than Life: 70MM)
Who is KK Downey? (2008) (Echo Park Film Center) (Cinema Speakeasy)

Saturday 3/6
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) / TBA (New Beverly Cinema)
Broken Embraces (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Dirty Dancing (1987) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926) (Old Town Music Hall)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (Egyptian Theatre) (Larger Than Life: 70MM)
The Man From London (2007) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Masters of the Long Take)
Marked Woman (1937) / Racket Busters (1938) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Here's Looking At You, Humphrey Bogart)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Most Dangerous Man In America (Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers) (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
North Face (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Planet Earth: Caves (2006) (w/ discussion) (Ramo Auditorium @ Caltech) (Science Saturdays-Matinees for All Ages)
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 2010: Day Four (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Terror Train (1980) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Titanic (1997) (Aero Theatre) (Larger Than Life: 70MM)
TV Of Tomorrow feat. The Running Man (1987) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Stoopid Futures)

Sunday 3/7
Adventures in Babysitting (1987) / Toy Soldiers (1981) (New Beverly Cinema)
Barry Lyndon (1975) (The Bay Theatre)
Broken Embraces (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Cinefamily Awards-Watching Party + Fundraiser! (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Great K&A Train Robbery (1926) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Most Dangerous Man In America (Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers) (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
North Face (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 2010: Day Five (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)

That's all for this week. Nobody puts baby in a corner. 'Cuz then there'd be no adventures.

Compiled, as always, by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins (and family!)